Overview of HKEX’s New SPAC Listing Regime
Dec 23, 2021
HKEX’s new listing regime allowing SPACs to list on the HKEX’s Main Board will take effect on 1 January 2022 under amendments to the HKEX Listing Rules, including new Chapter 18B on SPAC listings
HKEX Publishes Consultation Conclusions on Hong Kong SPACs
Dec 17, 2021
On 17 December 2021, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEX) published conclusions to its consultation on creating a listing regime for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) in Hong Kong (the HKEX SPAC Consultation Conclusions) with the relevant amendments to the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on HKEX to take effect on 1 January 2022 (the HKEX SPAC Rules)
SFC Releases Consultation Conclusions on the Proposed Code of Conduct on Hong Kong Bookbuilding and Placing Activities and HKEx Sponsor Coupling
Dec 16, 2021
On 29 October 2021, the SFC published its consultation conclusions on the proposed code of conduct on Hong Kong bookbuilding and placing activities and HKEX sponsor coupling.
Hong Kong ICAC charges 4 individuals with conspiracy to defraud over “backdoor listing” of a listed company and money laundering
Nov 23, 2021
The ICAC charged four individuals with conspiracy to defraud for concealing a “backdoor listing” agreement when placing convertible notes to increase Asia Resources’ share capital and money laundering
SFC’s Julia Leung Gives Update on Hong Kong Crypto Regulation
Nov 18, 2021
The SFC is considering whether retail investors should be given access to crypto ETFs through online brokers, and if so, whether the SFC should impose additional knowledge requirements or risk disclosures.
Hong Kong SFC Fines IPO Sponsors for Due Diligence Failures
Nov 11, 2021
The SFC fines two sponsors in their respective breaches of their sponsor due diligence obligations for failing to conduct adequate due diligence of third-party payments which the SFC maintained raised red flags
Charltons on behalf of 7 corporate finance firms responds to HKEX SPAC Consultation
Nov 2, 2021
Charltons on behalf of 7 corporate finance firms submitted responses to the HKEX consultation paper on listing SPACs in Hong Kong.
HKEX Issues Consultation Paper on SPACs
Oct 6, 2021
The HKEX published a consultation paper on the proposed Hong Kong SPAC listing framework, which will allow SPACS and more companies from Greater China, Southeast Asia and beyond to seek a listing on HKEX.
Singapore Exchange Introduces SPAC Listing Framework
Sep 9, 2021
The Singapore Exchange (SGX) announced new rules to enable Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) to list on the Mainboard. The rules took effect on 3 September 2021.
SFC Publishes Q2 2021 Report
Sep 1, 2021
The SFC published its quarterly report for Q2, covering the period April to June 2021, in order to keep stakeholders and the public informed of key regulatory developments
SFC Concludes on Hong Kong Investor Identification Regime and OTC Securities Transactions Reporting Regime
Aug 24, 2021
The SFC published its Consultation Conclusions on proposals to introduce an investor identification regime for the Hong Kong securities market and an over-the-counter securities transactions reporting regime
FINI – HKEX’s New IPO Settlement Platform to Implement T+2 IPO Settlement Timetable
Aug 9, 2021
Introduction of the new mandatory IPO settlement platform ‘Fast Interface for New Issuance’ (FINI) will settle on the revised “T+2” IPO settlement process and is expected to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2022